What Makes a Window Energy Efficient?
More and more homeowners are investing in windows that will not only look beautiful in their homes, but also help them save on their monthly energy costs – and why not? Leaky, drafty windows cause your HVAC system to work harder to maintain comfortable interior temperatures throughout the year, which causes heating and cooling costs to go up. If you want to invest in energy-efficient windows, make sure to look for products that are designed with the following energy-saving features:
- Low-E glass – This is a special coating that reflects infrared light, keeping heat inside during the winter and outside during the summer.
- Gas fills – These odorless, colorless, non-toxic gases are inserted between the panes of glass and provide insulation that air simply can’t.
- Warm edge spacers – A spacer keeps a window’s glass panes the proper distance apart while also insulating pane edges and reducing heat transfer through the window.
- Multiple panes – Two panes of glass, with an air- or gas-filled space in the middle, insulates far better than a single pane of glass can.
Our Selection at SpringHouse Window & Door
At SpringHouse Window & Door, we offer a wide selection of fiberglass, wood, and vinyl windows that are designed with features that will increase the thermal performance of your home and potentially lower your monthly energy costs. In addition to being energy efficient, our windows are also beautiful, and available in a wide range of colors, finishes, grille configurations, and styles to suit your taste and complement your home.
Contact SpringHouse Window & Door today to learn more about our energy-efficient windows and the many benefits they provide.